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25% Off Original Price: $ 4,800
Sale Price: $ 3,600

MAgriTTA Chair

Documentation Signed
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
W. 38 in; H. 24 in; D. 34 in;
W. 96.52 cm; H. 60.96 cm; D. 86.36 cm;
Condition Good. Good vintage condition , the stem is replaced, light stains on the apple cover
Creation Date 1970
Description "Roberto Matta designed this chair as a tribute to his friend and fellow surrealist painter René Magritte. The apple and black bowler hat are two of Magritte’s trademarks, derived from his 1946 self-portrait The Son of Man. In the painting, Magritte shows himself wearing a black suit, bowler hat and red necktie. The surrealist aspect is a green apple floating mid-air which hides his face. Matta playfully adapted the painting by creating a fiberglass bowler hat, set upside-down, with a green foam apple inside it. When sat on, the foam of the apple would have compressed into the hat. The name MAgriTTA is a combination of the names Magritte and Matta." Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO. 2018
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 241053
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